OSIRIS-REx Launch Copper Coin
Leading the charge in asteroid study
- .8" / 2.2 cm coin
- solid copper
- Reuleaux triangle shape
- Features the Atlas V Rocket
- Commemorates the launch of the OSIRIS-REx mission on September 8, 2016
OSIRIS-REx is the current NASA mission that is studying the asteroid Bennu. Each of the five coins in the OSIRIS-REx Set represents a key element of the mission:
- Launch coin: features the Atlas V rocket, struck in solid copper
- Gravity Assist coin: features OSIRIS-REx and the Earth during its gravity assist maneuver
- Surveying coin: features Bennu and the OSIRIS-REx, struck in solid brass
- Sample Collection coin: features OSIRIS-REx and the TAGSAM taking a sample from Bennu, struck in solid brass
- Landing coin: features Sample Return Capsule and parachute during descent to Earth, struck in solid steel
Coin design by Dylan Craig, engraved by Woody Maringer. Learn more about our artists.
Learn more about the OSIRIS-REx mission at asteroidmission.org
Note—Each order comes packed with a handwritten envelope straight from Shire Post Mint. We will make this out to whomever is on the SHIPPING ADDRESS. If you are giving this as a gift and would like a different name on the envelope, please include the recipient's name in the Special Instructions field as you complete your order.
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For those who are curious about OSIRIS-REx but not ready to buy the whole, this is a fine, affordable piece that you can start with. Check out the OSIRIS-Rex site at https://www.nasa.gov/osiris-rex for more information on this project.